Automated Hobby

Sensor-driven personal interests point to fun as a means to an end

Implications - Hobbies are typically treated as a space for relaxation and fun, however the integration of sensors into areas of personal interest shows a redefinition of the hobby. Implementing sensors and elements of gamification into fun treats spare time as a means to an end. This shows a greater emphasis placed on upward mobility that in some ways, is counteractive to relaxation.
SCORE: 6.4
This Month and Mild Top 4 Examples: 2,468 Total Clicks Jul 16 - Nov 16
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Wine-Serving Robots - The Butler Robot Can Serve Wine That Suits Your Preference
SCORE: 9.1
This Month and V. Hot 1,748 Clicks Pub: Nov 3, 16
Wine-Serving Robots
The Butler Robot Can Serve Wine That Suits Your Preference
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Intelligent Garden Trackers - The Xiaomi Mi Flora Flower and Plant Health Monitor Measures Vitals
SCORE: 6.4
This Quarter and Mild 377 Clicks Pub: Oct 7, 16
Intelligent Garden Trackers
The Xiaomi Mi Flora Flower and Plant Health Monitor Measures Vitals
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At-Home Cider Brewers - This Machine Converts Fruit Into Craft Ciders and Wine
SCORE: 4.3
This Year and Mild 162 Clicks Pub: Jul 26, 16
At-Home Cider Brewers
This Machine Converts Fruit Into Craft Ciders and Wine
The ‘Alchema’ cider brewer takes only two weeks to make craft cider or mead and can even make wine if the user is willing to wait 16 weeks. The device simplifies the process of brewing... [More]
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SCORE: 4.5
This Quarter and Mild 181 Clicks Pub: Sep 20, 16
Dribble-Dissecting Basketballs
The 'DribbleUp' App Comes with a Regulation NBA Basketball
‘DribbleUp’ is a connected basketball and app that can help people with hoop dreams to improve their games. As DribbleUp’s name suggests, the app helps people to improve their... [More]